Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bubba Gump Shrimp: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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What's left to be done on your Christmas to-do list?
To enjoy the rest of the holiday season.  My joy is waning...and I don't like it.  I've gone from Cratchit to Scrooge in one fell swoop.  I've also gone from energetic to barely getting through the morning.  I hope I'm not sick.  I've managed to avoid every form of cooties that's come through the door; it would be a drag to be down during the holidays.
The Hodgepodge lands on the first day of winter this year. What's your favorite thing about winter?
Winter is my least favorite season of the year.  The only good thing about it is the Christmas season.  Well, I guess the college football playoffs and championship count too... if Alabama or Jacksonville State are in it.
In what area of your life are you immature? Feel free to elaborate or not.
Some days, I just want to hide in a blanket fort with a coloring book...and not one of those complicated adult coloring books either.  I haven't done it yet, but I just might start.  I've just got to find me a good coloring book.
What was the most (or one of the most) important lessons you learned in 2016? 
Sugar is the enemy, and it's EVERYWHERE!
It's Fried Shrimp Day...are you a fan? What's your favorite way to eat shrimp? Will there be shrimp somewhere in your holiday feastings? 
I'm not a big fan of shrimp, but my favorite way to eat it is in a dish that Effina's (a local Italian restaurant) serves called Voodoo Pasta.  The menu description of the dish is "Rigatoni pasta sautéed with bell peppers, mushrooms, shrimp, spicy Andouille sausage and roasted chicken all in a smooth Dijon cream sauce."  So, see, all that other good stuff covers up the taste of the shrimp.  I only get to have this wonderful dish once every couple of years (it's pricey).  I may treat myself to some for Christmas.
What sound lulls you to sleep? 
Rain, or a box fan on low.
What one word best describes your 2016? 
Insert your own random thought here.
Here's to getting this right in 2017.


  1. Sounds like a touch of the holiday flu. I hear ya. I've had those years. That pasta dish sounds really good. Have a Happy Holiday Season.

    1. I hope it's not some kind of flu. I'm fighting it tooth and nail.

      A Merry Christmas to you also.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. The pasta sounds good, but I love shrimp any way it's prepared. Hope you're feeling better soon, and have a joyous holiday!

  3. Oh, no...hope you're not sick! Lot's of 'stuff' going around this time of year, for sure. Take good care and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  4. Hope you won't get sick!

    Coloring in a blanket fort sounds like fun! I often help our four year old color. It's one of my favorites.

    1. I think I can get away with it...even without kids. :)

  5. Christmas is really the only thing I like about winter too,

    1. I'm glad that today is the shortest day of the year. This getting dark at 4:30 mixed with the cold is a pain.

  6. Here's to a better year in 2017!!!
    Merry Christmas!

  7. I really hope that you feel better soon. Have a Merry Christmas and all the best of health and prosperity in the New Year!

    1. I am feeling better. Thank you. Hope you and SWMBO have an awesome holiday.